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Split Wing Outfitters | Southeast Kansas

About Split Wing Outfitters

“Split Wing Outfitters started as just an idea in the back of my head as a young kid. Growing up in a hunting and fishing family I knew that I wanted to find a career in the outdoor industry that I was passionate about and that would allow me to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible. After spending a couple years shooting freelance photography & videography in the outdoor industry, I knew that my childhood dream was still alive in the back of my head. It started to become more of a possibility after spending hundreds of days with hunting outfitters across the country, seeing the pros and the cons of owning and running a waterfowl outfitting business. After a sequence of events I had no choice but to either make the leap and create what is now known as Split Wing Outfitters or to go work for someone else. I’ve always had a passion for business and there wasn’t a better time to take the leap and combine my passion for hunting with my passion for business. Once I decided I was going to take the leap I spent countless hours getting logos made and networking with past clients and other people in the industry, along with spreading the word about what is now Split Wing Outfitters. This all started as a way for me to be able to have a job in the outdoors but it has become so much more than that. I’m obsessed with providing people with experiences that leave them speechless and grinning from ear to ear. I can’t wait to see what God does through me and this outfitter for years to come.” 

– Luis Barrett

Owner | Head Guide


Luis Barrett
Hometown: Neosho, MO

“I grew up as a kid that wanted nothing but to go fishing and hunting on the weekends and over Christmas break. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to live out my dreams. if my younger self could see me right now I know he would be so proud. It seems like just yesterday I was in the deer woods with my older brother learning what it meant to be an outdoorsman. My biggest goal is to make others feel the same way that I felt growing up when I got the privilege to go hunting and experience the glory of all of God's creation.”

Robert Gray
Hometown: Salisbury, NC

“I fell in love with the game of waterfowl hunting years ago. I shot my first duck when I was 14 years old and was hooked. Ever since, I have dreamed of a career that would allow me to work hard doing something I love. Being a waterfowl guide allowed me to do just that. My fourteen-year-old self would not believe me if I told him I was getting paid to guide hunts alongside my dog and friends. For some people, hunting is all about the kill. For me, hunting is so much more, it is my passion. Nothing can beat the feeling you get watching the sun come up as hundreds of waterfowl circle over your head, or the adrenaline rush you feel every time someone calls a shot. I love getting the chance to not only feel this feeling everyday during season, but also help others experience this with me.”